Bay of Life

From Wind to Whales

Written By: Frans Lanting, Chris Eckstrom
This is a place of giants, from redwood forests on land to forests of kelp offshore. Monterey Bay supports iconic wildlife from delicate Monarch butterflies to soaring California condors, and from secretive mountain lions to majestic blue whales. All survive in a region where cosmopolitan migrants mix with rare local species.

Monterey Bay’s natural abundance is the result of a unique confluence of land and sea, shaped by the forces of fog and fire and influenced by the actions of people. After the Gold Rush, a massive overexploitation of resources stripped the land of trees and the seas of fish and marine mammals. But that ecological collapse has been reversed in our time. Bay of Life describes a remarkable recovery which shows that damaged ecosystems can be restored when people care and act together. That offers a model for other places at a time when we need such stories of hope.
Format: Hardbound
Publication Date: 10/4/2022
ISBN: 9781647221430
Pages: 240
Trim Size: 11.375 x 10.5 x 1.1000000000000001

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Frans Lanting, Author: Frans Lanting has been hailed as one of the great nature photographers of our time. His work appears in books, magazines, and exhibitions around the world. Lanting’s books include Into Africa, Jungles, Penguin, and Living Planet. Lanting is a World Wildlife Fund ambassador and has received numerous awards for his work as a photographer and conservationist, including the title of BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

Chris Eckstrom, Co-Author: Chris Eckstrom is a writer, editor, and videographer. She is the author of Forgotten Edens and a contributor to many books published by National Geographic. She won a Lowell Thomas Award for Best Magazine Article on Foreign Travel for her National Geographic Traveler story, “The Last Real Africa.”